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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 30, 1959)
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"The Voice of the Beef Empire"
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Volume 79—Number 14 — O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska, Thursday, July 4U, -----—
Hay Yields Average;
Below 1958 Records
As hay cutting reached the half
way mark during the week, ranch
ers and producers have reported
a somewhat less total yield than
First rei»rts indicated that al
though quality of the hay was bet
ter, yields of less than one ton
per acre were being gathered.
Ira Watson, manager of the Wat
son Hay Co in Inman, said his
yields were less than last year’s
"record crop. "1 notice that the hay
looks much belter in the eastern
section of the Elkhom Valley than
around Stuart, Newport and Bas
sett," he said.
Louis Pofahl, a hayer south of
Ewing also reported averge yields
to date and said he believed late
frosts kept the average yield per
In general, hayers in the southern
section of Holt county reported less
than one ton per acre yields, and
in the eastern section of the coun
ty, at least one ton per acre.
Most producers complained of
light stands on high ground but
added that the yields in the val
leys and lowlands were as good
or better than average.
Although yields are lower than
last year’s record crop in the
Inman area, Watson Hay Com
pany men (above) are gleaning
near average stands.
SATURDAY. Aug 1: Household
goods, 1 p.m.; Leland Anson
and Katherine Thiele, one and one
half blocks north of Eby’s Conoco
FRIDAY, Aug. 7: Farm land
auction, 1:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Porter; one and one-half miles
north and six miles east of Page
SATURDAY, Aug. 8: Real estate,
1:00 p.m.; Dora Rosno, just north
of Ewing Creamery.
Polio Victim Good
CHAMBERS-The little 6-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Walter was taken to Omaha
Friday for an examination.
Linda was the first Holt county
polio case this year.
Physicians report that she is in
very satisfactory condition and is
making a good recovery.
. . . honored again
Gilg Wins Honors
In Essay Contest
ATKINSON — James Gilg, the
son of Mr and Mrs. Clarence Gilg.
has, for the second straight year,
won honors in the American Essay
Contest sponsored by the auxiliary
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He received recognition over the
weekend when he won $10 in hon
orable mention prize money in
competition with the national con
In 1958 he was runner-up in na
tional competition and won first
place in the Nebraska statewide
Gilg lives with his parents on a
farm south of Atkinson.
The national first prize money
($1,000 > went to Richard James of
The opening of the 25th annual
essay contest was announced to
day by the Auxiliary. The topic
will l)e "Civil Defense An Amer
All high school students in the
United States are eligible. Further
information on the 1960 contest
may be obtained from local Aux
iliary units or from the Essay De
partment. V FAY. Auxiliary. 406
West 34th Street. Kansas City 11.
hi lo precip.
Fri., July 24 . 90 55
Sat.. July 25 96 56
Sun . July 26 96 65
Mon., July 27 94 61
Tues.. July 28 93 63
Wed.. July 29 94 65
CALLED TO FIRE
The Chambers fire department
was called Monday to put out a
fire on the Ewing cut-off road east
of town A bee hive was destroyed.
No 'Wings' Here
Will there ever be an end to the itinerant seller of publications?
And will people ever learn that to do business with them can be
lioth foolish and dangerous?
A few days ago a seller of
Bibles and church goods wandered
through town for the purpose, he
said, of selling $35 Bibles.
Local police apprehended the
man after he had gained entrance
to one home "questionably” then
ran him out of town and notified
the FBI, an organization looking
for fifrther information on the
There are several good rea
sons why a person should not nuy any type oi puuuuuuu.. hum. m.c
itinerant salesman—Bible peddler included.
- To begin, the local merchant has every right to expect this
business. Why should the outsider have it?
- Most ministers and priests are wary of religious publications
over which they have no control or which they cannot inspect.
-The price of $35 is a little ridiculous-despite the fact that the
Bibles might be very beautiful. A very fine Bible can he had for
around $10 and your church or local businessman would be the recep
ient of the profits.
—Just because a man sells religious goods, it doesn’t give him
"wings.” lie should be treated with the same caution as any door-to
Big Flower Show
ATKINSON — “Gladiolus Holi
day" is the theme of the eighth
annual Gladiolus and Flower Show
to be held Saturday, Aug. 8, in At
The show’ Is sponsored by the At
kinson Civic Garden Improvement
club and will be in the local high
school auditorium from 2 to 10
The North American Gladiolus
Council Silver Medal will be award
ed to the winner of the greatest
number of first prize points in the
Exhibition privileges are open
to the public. All entries must be
in position Saturday morning, Aug.
8. Specimens must lie grown by
the exhibitor, who may place three
entries in any specimen class, pro
viding each entry is a different
The O'Neill fire department was
called to a grass fire two miles
east of town over the weekend.
Little damage was reported and
firemen had the blaze under con
troll in a matter of minutes.
City Golf Club
The annual O’Neill country club
city golf tournament will be held
August 9 to 23 inclusive. The two
week tourney will consist of seven
Players in each flight will have
from Sunday to Saturday evening
to finish their matches. Any player
not completing in the specified
time will forfeit unless all players
concerned are contacted and an
Deadline for all entries is 6 p.m.,
August 5. A $1 50 entry fee must
accompany your entry score and
must be sent to John McCarville
or Arlen “Shorty’ Miles, co-dir
rectors of the tournament.
Bob Carroll, the 1958 champion
has moved to South Dakota. Other
last year winners included Tom
Liddy, 1st flight; the Rev. John
Hart, 2nd flight; Fritz Yantzi, 3rd
flight; Arlen “Shorty” Miles, 4th
flight; Ken Werner, 5th flight; L.
A. Becker, 6th flight and Roy Ber
ner, 7th flight. Mr. Berner has
also moved He now lives in York.
An O’Neill woman studying at Wayne State Teachers College this summer helped make the
paper donkey pictured here as part of her work In elementary education. Mrs. Clara Peacock, who
taught near Inman last year, left, teamed with Miss loAnn Kadenz of Norfolk. The donkey was part of
their exhibit depicting the ancient Aztec Mayan civilization of Mexico. In that old culture, the paper
donkey had an imporant role in Christmas celebfa’ions for the children. When the donkey was tapped,
candy «as released. This and other exhibits were among teaching aids studied to help the teachers im
prove their classroom methods.
One of O'Neill's Largest Funerals .
Held Tuesday for Ernest G. Price
One of the largest funerals in
the history of O'Neill was attend
ed by relatives and friends of Mr.
Ernest G. Price at 10 o'clock Tues
day morning at St. Patrick's Cath
The solemn high requiem mass
of Mr. Price, 83, retired O'Neill
farmer, was officiated Tuesday by
tw<rof his three sons who have be
Mr. Price died at St. Anthony s
hospital following an illness of two
The Rev Francis Price of Em
met and the Rev. Peter Price of
Rapid City. S.D., sons of the de
ceased. and the Rev. Robert Duffy
of O'Neill were the officiants
The Rev Barney Fagen of St.
Francis Mission, S.D., delivered
the sermon. The Rev. Karl Ku
cera was master of ceremonies.
The Rev. Basil M. Price of
Seoul, Korea, the other priest-son.
was unable to attend.
Mr. Price was. born in 1875 at
Michigan Town, Ind., to Clinton
Dewitt ant. Hester Heaton Price.
He came to Holt county in 1903
from Indiana and was married
Sept. 24. 1912 to Mary Elizalieth
Nachtman of Amelia.
In addition to the three sons
mentioned, he is survived by his
wife; sons, Stephen of Santa Anna,
Calif, Blaine A. of Rose, Delmar
E. of Portland, Ore., Joseph D. of
Omaha and Stanley D. of Norfolk;
sister, Bertha of Michigan Town,
. . . large funeral
Inti, and a brother, Forrest of
Friends and relatives attended
from Douglas, Wyo., Odebolt, la.,
Sioux City, la , anil Omaha.
Pallbearers were Frank Nacht
man, Edwin Nachtman, George
Nachtman. Irvin Forbes, Roy For
bes and Gene Turner.
Burial was in St. Joseph’s cem
etery at Atkinson.
Two of three sons who have become priests were officiants at
the mass held for Mr. Price Tuesday morning. See story. From left,
they are Fathers Basil, Peter and Francis. Father Basil Price of
Seoul, Korea, was unable to attend the funeral.
to Annual Picnic
Creighton University alumni
will gather Sunday, Aug. 2, at the
Niobrara State park for their an
nual picnic. Several Creighton Uni
versity officials will come from
Omaha to join in the festivities.
They are Very Rev. Carl M. Rein
ert, S.J., Rev. Thomas K. Mc
Kenney, S.J , Bernard J. Conway
and Clayton D. Nielsen.
Thomas G. Slattery of Atkinson
is serving as general chairman of
the picnic. He is president of this
area. Other officers are Dr. Leon
ard F. Lovely of Verdigre, vice
president and Morgan Ward of O'
O'Neill officers are Or. Ed
ward M. Gleeson, president; Rob
ert Devoy, C. Norman Gonder
inger and Mrs. Robert Berigan.
Atkinson officers are Dr. Frank
J. Mancuso, president; Attorney
Francis D I^ee, secretary, and
Miss Joan Kubitschek, treasurer.
Mr. Slattery said that parish
priests and assistants in each
town in the area have been invited
along with alumni and their fam
Boating facilities will be provid
ed for the group and the Niobrara
| golf course has been reserved for
j the day for the alumni.
O'Neill Rockets Host
at Play-Off Tonight
The O'Neill Rockets will be host
to the Tilden baseball nine tonight
(Thursday) at Carney park for the
O'Neill’s nine defeated Tilden 4
2 in the first game of the play-off;
D. Heiss was the winning pitcher
and Larry Heiss led O'Neill hitters
with three for four times at bat.
Well Down 300 Feet
O’Neill’s most recent city im
provement, the new water well, is
down nearly 300 feet according to
reports of engineers on the scene.
The well will go down to 385 feet
before the crew stops.
Workmen have run into tough
clay and on two occasions have
been delayed by cave-ins.
Mental Patient Dies
i me man was killed and a IS year -old Stuart girl is in critical
condition in St. Anthony's hospital following two separate automobile
accidents late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
I/ois Schaaf. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schaaf of
Stuart, was very severely Injured when a ear full of teenagers went
off Highway 37ft and slammed into a diteh near (Owing.
She and two other passengers, Robert Murphy, 15, the son ot
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Murphy of O'Neill and Marlena Sehmaderer, It,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Sehmaderer of Stuart were is
the ear driven by Jerry Smith, 16, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hard
Smith of O'Neill.
. . . critical
A few hours following the acci
dent involving four teenagers a
Kansas City man was killed in a
one-car accident five and a half
miles east of Atkinson Sunday
Investigating officer Bob Gude
said the victim was at first ident
ified as Itonald C. Sanders, 31, and
his identification was later con
firmed by his mother.
Sanders was driving a 1959 car
owned hy James P. Mullen, 33,
of Atkinson on Highway 20.
Gude said the car left the high
way on the north side, crossed the
road and again left the highway
on the south side, traveling in the
ditch a distance of 400 feet. The
car rolled several times, Gude
Sanders, the victim, had walked
away from a mental institution in
Mullen, a passenger in the car,
was slightly injured.
St. Mary's Academy
The faculty for St. Mary’s Ac
ademy has heen announced hy
Mother Agnesine, principal.
Teachers and their assigned po
sitions are as follows:
Sister Laurita, kindergarten;
Sister Brigid, first; Sister Thoma,
second: Sister Ferdinand, third;
Miss Mary Froelich, fourth; Mrs.
Ix?o Gokie, fifth; Sister Agnes,
sixth; Mrs. Leo Mullen, seventh;
Sister Mildred, eighth; Sister
George, freshman; Sister Fides,
sophomores; Sister Michael, jun
iors and Sister Josephine, seniors.
Also on the staff are Father
Duffy, Don Tcmplemeyer, Miss
Clara Tomjack, Mrs. F. J. Kubit
schek, Duane Miller, Sisters Max
ine, Aniceta, Christiana, Clara,
Serafica and Afia.
Annual 'Stinker Day'
Thursday, August 13
O’Neill merchants are again
planning their annual ‘‘Stinker
Day” Thursday, Aug. 13.
The sidewalk bazaar program
will again feature bargains not
obtainable at any other time.
The O’Neill Chamber of Com
merce event will be participated
in hy most O’Neill retailers. All
merchants are invited to display
their odds and ends.
A committee will be formed by
the Chamber to carry on this
year's program. I
Gary Schmidt, 16, the son ol Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Schmidt of
Chambers has proven himself a good bidder on livestock. He was
the best bidder on this calf at the Gooch Ked Circle Auction held at
Brooksville, Kans. Youngsters in 4-11 use points rather than money
to bid and as a successful bidder, Gary is now eligible to enter the
Achievement Award contest at next year’s auction.
i he driver and outer passengcn
suffered minor injuries and were
released from the hospital Monday.
Investigating officer Eugene Has
treiter said the youths drove to
Ewing expecting to attend n dance.
On their return at about 11:55 p.m.
Saturday after finding there was
no dance the car struck loose grav
el just outside of Ewing according
to the patrolman.
Ilastreiter said the car rolled
several times and came to rest
the front section of the car on top
of railroad rail sections being stor
ed beside the main stracks. (See
Two O’Neill physicians, Or*.
Robert Waters and Rex. Wilson,
with the hospital staff, worked long
hours in a "nip and tuck" battle
to save Lois Schaaf's life Sunday.
The girl suffered from a severely
damaged spleen, lacerated kulney
and liver At one time during the
first few hours she was in the hos
pital, 27 pints of blood had been
At last report the physicians said
they “were encouraged" but that
she was still in critical condition.
Select Hereford Sale
Scheduled for Oct. 19
Plans have been announced by
the Holt County Hereford Breeder*
Association to hold a "Select Here
ford Feeder Sale” Oct. 19.
The purpose of the sale the first
of its kind for the organization
will be to attract quality buyer*
and receive premium prices.
The sale will consist of only qual
ity Herefords with a minimum con
signment of 10 head.
Cattlemen having questions may
contact Kieth A b a r t, secretary
treasurer of the HCHBA in O'Neill
Captured in O'Neill
O’Neill police captured an es
capee from the Hastings Slate Hos
pital early this week and turned
him over to hospital authorities.
Clay Taylor, 18, of Holdrege,
was picked up by police here ia
a stolen car.
Another escapee, Charles SmitX
also known as Charles Norman
14, of Grand Island, was appre
hended by Omaha police early
The two escaped from the hos
pital last Friday. Smith had been
sent to the hospital for psychiatric
examination after laving involved
in a series of break-ins, thefts and
acts of vandalism. Taylor was at
the hospital for observation after
allegedly molesting girls.
To Buy Soil Stamps
Several local businesses have
cooperated in purchasing Soil Con
servation stamps, commemorating
the Soil Conservation Service.
They will go on sale Auguest 27
according to Ira Moss, postmaster
Business firms that have order
ed a supply of stamps include the
Holt Soil and Water Conservation
District, Melvin Marcellus, John
Deere Co., Jack and Jill store,
Radio Station KRRX, Spelts-Ray
Lumber Co., J. M. McDonald Co..
Ray Eby Conoco, Bell Telephone
Co., McIntosh Jewelry, Lee Store.
The Frontier, The Holt County In
dependent, First National Bank,
O’Neill National Bank, Production
Credit Assn, and Melvin Ruzicka.
In last week’s paper we made
reference to the stamps in connec
tion with the ASC. It should have
For complete obituaries
turn to the Inside pages.
EDWIN RAY SCHEINOST, IS,
of Bristow, at Sacred Heart hos
pital in Lynch, July 24. Funeral
was held July 28 at St. Mary’s
Catholic church In Spencer.
FREDERICK WILLIAM LIJE
DKE, 88, of Spencer, at Sacred
Heart hospital In Lynch. Funer
al service were held July 27 at
the Methodist church at Spencer.
ERNEST G. PRICE, 83, of O’
Neill, at St. Anthony’s hospital
In O’Neill, July 26. Funeral wa*
held July 28 at St. Patrick's
Catholic church in O’Neill.
ORVILLE R. GREENFIELD,
52, of Hastings, at Mary lam
ning hospital, July 23. Funeral
was held July 27 at First Pres
byterian church in Hastings.
RICHARD W. OLSON, 59. of
Spencer, at a Sioux City hospit
al, July 26. Funeral was held
July 29 at Messiah Lutheran
church north of Spencer.
MRS. ADA COX, 94, Cham
bers, at St. Anthony’s hospital in
O’Neill, July 24. Funeral wa*
held Monday at the Methodist
church in Chambers.
MRS. LILLIAN JAEKE, 82, of
Clearwater, at the Antelope
Memorial hospital in Nellgh,
July 26. Funeral was held July
28 at Concordia Lutheran church
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